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Lasky & Me

The photographs were taken under subtle design artificial light sources on a black background. There, Lasky posed for photos with the various people she met. The three people posing for these photos are family members; the others are first-time visitors. With this in mind, surprisingly, Lasky appeared in front of the camera without any discernible difference in her demeanour. It was easier for Lasky and me to take photos from home studio

Lasky is a Siberian Husky and she is the darling of our family. For my wife, who suffered from post-covid trauma due to the global pandemic, Lasky's association during that time was a great relief. When my wife was sick, Lasky would lie down next to her bed and look sad. Her feelings about an environment that were not conducive to us were manifested in many ways. During that time, I noticed a significant increase in Lasky's attachment to people. Although she had an animal body, I felt that her soul belonged to a compassionate human.

 

Her behaviour towards my daughter and son is like that of a younger sister. She was naturally our family guard when she grew up. Lasky, who realised I was spending a lot of time with the camera was my constant model and she became self-aware of how to behave in front of the camera. She will be living in London for the next four years with my daughter (at the beginning of her University’s academic year) and her six roommates can’t wait for Lasky to arrive. 

 

Three month old Lasky joined our family six years ago in 2015. In the same year, after genetic testing, scientists announced that dogs had separated from the wolf family between 27,000 and 40,000 years ago. Lasky's ancestors arrived in the New World with the first tourists to the North American Arctic and Greenland via the Berenjia Bridge in Siberia. Genetically, they are closer to the innocent Siberian Taimyr wolves. Despite that genetic history, the purpose of my photo collection is to subtly explore the interactions she has with people.

 
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